On the ongoing rape issue between COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Busola Dakolo, a human right group, Social Justice League(SJL) has warned the Nigerian police not to compromise on the rape allegation levied against the pastor.
The group speaking in a statement through Attah Ogah, its director, cautioned that rape is a serious matter which needs special attention and investigation.
Read full statement below:
“Rape allegation is a very serious matter that should not be glossed over.”
“However, no one should be treated as if he or she is already guilty during and after investigation until a court of competent jurisdiction gives its final verdict on the matter strictly on law.”
“Pastor Fatoyinbo is not a criminal; he is a mere suspect of a very controversial allegation, which is what the Police have a responsibility to find out, instead of treating the accused as a criminal.
“We therefore strongly advise and warn that until proven otherwise, the law must fully protect both the complainant and the accused equally.”
It was alleged some few days ago that Busola Dakolo demanded for a sum of N10 million from Biodun over the alleged rape incident. This report she later denied.